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Year 3/4 - Seal class

Welcome to Seal Class 


Seal class is taught by Mrs Startin this year. If you have any questions or queries then please feel free to email me on and I will try and get back to you as soon as possible.


For more information on our class, please see the 'Meet the Teacher' powerpoint below.

Meet the Teachers presentation

Curriculum Overview - Spring 1

Autumn 1 Curriculum Information



Welcome to the Seal Class page! This year Seal Class will be taught by Mrs Startin, with Mr Warren teaching on Fridays. Mrs Hazel will be supporting the learning in our class.


Please feel free to email me at if you have any queries or questions and I will reply as soon as possible.


PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays so please wear PE kits to school on those two days.


I look forward to seeing you all!

We've been making Ancient Greek pottery

Seals are back in Forest School



Happy New Year!

Wow, what a change we've had this week! Well done to everyone for coping so well with it all, you are superstars!


I've been teaching half of the Year 3/4 pod this week and it's been great to hear about what you've all been doing at home too.


I expect you know by now that our new topic is 'Gods and Mortals' all about Ancient Greece.


Spellings for the test on Friday 15th January:












I look forward to sorting out the online work next week with Miss Stewart, Miss Randall will be in school teaching.


Have a lovely weekendsmiley




Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!smiley



What an exciting week, I hope you've had a chance to watch our fabulous Christmas video!

We wrote some brilliant persuasive letters in English and continued multiplication and division in maths.

It was D+T week and we designed, made and evaluated Amazon fruit kebabs. They were delicious!

Next week we will be concentrating our learning around Christmas so there are no spellings now until next year!

Please note we are open on Friday 18th December as usual, have a lovely weekend.smiley

We've designed, made and evaluated fruit skewers

We've been music making in Forest Schools

Still image for this video
Can you guess the tunes?



It's December, how exciting!


We've filmed our part for the Christmas story so we look forward to the final edit!

In maths, we've continued with multiplication and division and we've been completing some assessments this week too.

There is a box in the classroom if you would like to send in Christmas cards- you have until Friday 11th (also Christmas jumper day), when they have to be self-isolating until the last day of term!


Spellings for the text on Friday 11th December:












Have a lovely weekendsmiley



Hello everyone!

We have been rehearsing this week for our part of the Christmas story video. Please remember to send your child in their special clothes on Monday 30th! (see email)


We have started to learn how to write a persuasive letter in English and been working on multiplication and division in maths.

In science, we found out about endangered animals and have created some lovely 'it's cool to be kind' posters as a follow up to our daily act of Worship.


More children have earned their times tables badges so keep persevering with those times tables! The next test will be on Friday 11th December.


Spellings for test on Friday 4th December:












Have a super weekend smiley




A very busy week again!

We have created and written reports on a new species of Amazonian animal in English and worked on addition and subtraction and problem solving in maths.

We have also been learning about deforestation and its effects, and that buying some Fair Trade products can help.

In RE, we created some lovely artwork based on Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist (see photos).


Spellings for test on Friday 27th November:















There was lots going on this week, thankyou to those who have donated to Children in Need online.


We have written a non-chronological report on a rainforest animal in English and worked on subtraction with exchanging

in maths. In science, we classified animals into groups and have begun to consider how people have impacted on the Amazon rainforest and what we can do to help in terms of buying Fairtrade products if possible. 

Our teaching of reading boom for this half term is 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

We also completed the first multiplication and division quiz. Please see previous letter from Miss Randall and Mr Spokes about how to achieve a special badge.


Spellings for the test on Friday 20th Nov:
















Another great week!

We have started reading and writing non- chronological reports about animals in English and have continued addition in maths. We are starting to think about baptism and the Trinity in RE and have stated basketball in PE. 


Spellings for the test on Friday 13th:












Have a super weekend! smiley



Welcome back everyone, I hope you had a lovely half term.

Here are the spellings for this weeks test on Friday (there are only five!)








Another busy week in Seal class!

We've been writing diaries as a character from 'The Explorer', been working on addition and subtraction in maths and enjoyed creating a musical masterpiece!

We also sketched some fantastic jungle animals and learned 'ca va?' and various replies in French.

As it's half term, there are no spellings for you but plenty of reading would be great!

Have an enjoyable week off and see you back on Tuesday 3rd November (Monday is an inset day).smiley



Seals had a great time in Forest School

Look at our jungle art!

Seal Class have been making music

Still image for this video



It's been a great week! We're focussing on diary writing in English and have just covered place value (including negative numbers for Year 4) in maths. In science, we learnt about plant life cycles and in geography, researched which plants grow well in the Amazon and why.

Thankyou for bringing in wellies and outdoor gear for Forest Schools on Tuesdays!


Spellings for the test on Friday 23rd October:












Have a lovely weekend! smiley




Hello again!

We've enjoyed another busy week, with place value (and Roman numerals) in maths and writing our own very exciting Amazon rainforest story in English.

In music, we're learning to play rhythms based on a piece by the Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos and in Art, we've been creating rainforest landscapes inspired by Henri Rousseau.

In science, we learnt about water transportation- see pictures below.





Spellings for test on Friday 16th October:












Please see your recent email about booking a parents evening phone call. I look forward to speaking to you all after half term.

Have a great weekend!smiley




Another busy week!

We've been carrying on with 'The Explorer' in English and place value in maths.

For geography, we have learnt where rainforests are located in the world and in science we've planted some radish seeds with different amounts of fertilisers- they are already starting to grow!

We've learnt numbers to 20 in French and worked on recognising emotions in PSRE.


Spellings for the test on Friday 9th October:












Please bring reading diaries in on a Monday and Friday!

Have a lovely weekend!smiley




It's been great to get back to a normal timetable this week and make a start on our new topic 'Our Green World: The Amazon'. Our big question for Geography is 'Why does the Amazon matter?'


In English, we are focusing on the adventure story 'The Explorer' by Katharine Rundell, discovering the setting and characters within.

In Maths it's place value, Science is plants and in Geography we have learnt about different habitats of the world. In PE it's Tennis and Athletics for now.


Please don't forget to bring in the new reading record on a Monday for me to see what reading they have done and on a Friday to write the new spellings in.


Here are this week's spellings for the test on Friday 2nd October:












Have a super weekend!






We've had a great week working on our book 'Here We Are' focusing on how we are all different, who we can can trust and what to do if we have worries.

We've been enjoying Mathletics and have created some natural collages based on the bible story of Zacchaeus.

Tomorrow, you will be getting a new reading record and a book to read at home. The spellings will be in there too. Please enter comments into the diary and we will ask the children to leave them out on their desks on Monday for us to look at. It will be a great opportunity to earn more starfish points!


***Please note: PE will now be on Wednesdays and Fridays!***


Here are the spellings for next weeks test on Friday 25th September:















Have a lovely weekend! smiley





It's been great to have everyone back this week! The children have all enjoyed getting to know each other again.


Well done to Noah for being the star of the week!


We've based our learning this week on the book 'Here We Are' focusing on our world, relationships and the environment. The children have written some fantastic poems and enjoyed watercolour painting.


Here are some poems:






Please don't forget to come in PE kits on a Tuesday and Friday!


Have a super weekend! smiley




Home Learning Resources. 


With so many offers of resources online our school has now set up a page so that parents/ carers can see all these links in one place. 


Please visit: 


As well as this we will still update our class pages weekly with home learning tasks.

If your child produces any work they are proud of and that you are happy for them to share on the class page/ social media please email the class teacher explaining this and we will try to post some of their learning online




















Welcome back to home learning Summer 1.

We hope you have enjoyed the sunshine over the holiday and are safe and well. 


We know a lot of you are trying to work alongside helping your children with the home learning. We want the home learning to be a really positive experience for yourselves and your children. We do not want to put added pressure on you in these difficult times. 


With this in mind, we have a suggested plan for you.


Each week your child

MUST- read every day andcomplete either the maths or English learning activity

SHOULD- complete another of the day's suggested activities (could be maths/English/wider curriculum)

COULD- work on any of the other curriculum activities suggested


We hope this puts your minds at rest and you can look forward to the weeks ahead.


Happy learning and as before, please email if you have any queries or would like to send work












Stars of the week for 18th to 22nd May are Jacob and Thomas B, well done!smiley


As stated on Mrs Patterson's letter, Early Years, Year 1 and Year 6 may be going back to school after half term. I will be teaching some reception children so you may be asked to communicate about work with a different teacher.

As far as we know, the website will be updated for online learning for the week 2nd-5th June some time after the announcement on the 28th May (on Monday 1st June the school will be closed).


Thank you again for all the lovely emails with work, photos and videos. Enjoy the half term and I hope to see you again soon!



Hello everyone!

Thankyou again for all the messages, work and photos you have sent. I love getting them.heart

Stars of the week for 11th to 15th of May are Isabella L and Jack S, well done! yes

Have a lovely weekend and look out for next week's star containing all the work. Please keep going on mathletics and tt rockstars as well.




Hello! smiley


Thankyou to those who have sent messages, work and photos this week. Please keep them coming.


Stars of the week for 4th to 7th May are Drew and Will. Well done to you!yes

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend.



Happy May Day!

Thankyou again for sending in emails with work and photos this week. I would love everyone to send me something next week, even if it's just a brief email.


Stars of the week for 27th April to 1st May are Jack S and Thomas B- well done!smiley


Work for next week is coming soon, take care and keep safe!


Hello everyone!


Thankyou for sending messages,work, photos and even videos through this week!

Please keep sending them.


Home learning stars of the week of 20th to 24th April are Isabella L, Will and Theo- well done!smiley

Also, a special mention to Kelcie and Rosie for amazing home learning work done at school.yes


Work for next week will be coming soon. Watch this space!


I hope you all had a lovely Easter and are ready for some more home learning!


This week (20th-24th April) I will be at St Andrew's for childcare so may not be able to reply to your messages straight away. If you have anything urgent please ask Miss Randall. Look forward to hearing from you!


Hello everyone!smiley


Thankyou to all those who have been in touch with messages and work- please keep them coming!

I miss you all and hope you are all safe, well and enjoying this time together at home.

Home learning stars of the week for 30th March to 3rd April are Drew, Tyler and Belle, well done!yes

If I don't hear from you over the next 2 weeks have a Happy Easter!

If you forget any of your passwords/log in details ask your parent to email your class teacher. 

Home learning stars of the week for 23rd- 27th March are Jacob, Zac and Jack F. Well done!smiley


Keep safe and keep sending in your work and messages. 



Our Home Learning Gallery of work.

Week 2 Home Learning Tasks for Year 3/4 children.

WB 30/03/20




All: Mathletics

(We are able to track the usage on Mathletics)

All: Write the Easter story from a different point of view.



Year 3: Look at home for items weighed in g and kg and compare and order them lightest to heaviest, use scales if you have them.


Year 4: write tenths as decimals e.g. one tenth=0.1

All: Purple Mash: Easter Activity



Year 3: Choose 3 items and add the total mass in g and kg.

Year 4: Add decimals onto a number line 0 to 1.

All: Write an Easter or spring themed poem



All: TTRockstars and/ or


(We are able to track the usage of TT Rockstars and Mathletics)

All: English/RE - Write a paragraph on ‘Why is it called Good Friday?



Year 3: Measure capacity. Investigate bottles and jars and notice the ml and l. Compare and order.

Year 4: What happens if you divide a number by 10 or 100?


All: Handwriting/Spelling.


- Remember entry and exit strokes (going into and out of each letter) using cursive handwriting.

– Choose 10 words from the year 3/4 spelling list.



Here is the direct link to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Resources:


Other subjects:





Using the Charanga Website.

See: list of Charanga log in details.

Revision of colours. See website: French Games. We’ll post the link below.


Notice the plants in your garden or local area (if you are on your once a day family walk) adhering to government advice. What do they need to grow?

Research another significant river in the world.


French Lesson Website: 



Reading for at least 20 minutes

Exercise/PE – Daily mile or ask your parents if you are able to see The Body Coach on Youtube, who will be running a free live 30min PE lesson each morning at 9am.

Choose an extra-curricular challenge- see below for ideas



Choose an activity related to our current topic ‘Flow’ (see below)

Also see: school closure home learning packs

Charanga Music log ins. Website link below.

Below are the suggestions for learning each day. On Purple mash, we will be able to track progress and see the completed work. We will also be able to monitor TTRockstars and Mathletics usage.

WB 23/03/20




Fractions games on Purple mash

Write a persuasive letter to Richard Drax about sea pollution. (The children should have completed some research in school, last week, and they have looked at the features of a letter.)


White Rose lesson

Purple Mash – 2create a story


White Rose lesson

Purple Mash – 2create a story


TTRockstars or


Write a letter to a family member or elderly neighbour.


Create fractions at home (e.g. you could draw them, cut them using paper or food). Can you add your fractions? Can you take them away? If possible, you can email these to me so I can see your marvellous creations.

Handwriting/Spelling practice – Choose 10 words from the year 3/4 spelling list



Reading for at least 20 minutes

Exercise/PE – Daily mile or see The Body Coach on Youtube, who will be running a free live 30min PE lesson each morning at 9am.

Choose an extra-curricular challenge- see below for ideas



Choose an activity related to our current topic ‘Flow’ (see below)

Also see school closure home learning packs

Some of the above activities will need adult supervision. Please choose activities with your parents and select ones that fit in with the current government guidance. Enjoy the activities you choose to do. 😊 


National Expectations for Year 3 in English



The National Curriculum outlines the spelling rules that children will learn inYear 3 and Year 4:

  • Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them (such as dis– and –sure)
  • Spell further homophones (such as except/accept)
  • Spell words that are often misspelt
  • Use the possessive apostrophe accurately (plurals)
  • Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary




PE: Children will need their PE kits on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for outdoor PE. 

Reading: We encourage children to read a wide variety of fiction genres, as well as non-fiction. Your support at home can make a crucial difference to your child's reading progress, which in turn often has a significant effect on the quality of their writing. Encourage your child to answer questions about the text, try to predict what happens next, write a book review.......

Spelling: We will be continuing the 'Read Write Inc Spelling' programme so please check your Read Write Inc log book and practice the spellings!


Time tables: The government expectation is that nearly all children will be fluent in all times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of their next school year (Year 4). Regular class work on the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 and 11 times tables this year would ideally be supplemented by quizzing and activities at home. Links to some suggestions are below. Topmarks has links to a wide variety of computer-based education resources and games.




Time links for this week:


Bitesize time game (3 different levels)


Mathsframe (includes word problems, lots of levels)


Bang on time (nearest 5 minutes) 


Class clock


Whole hours (easy)


Youtube learn about time



W/B 09/03/20


We've had another busy week learning more about the River Thames in geography, fractions in maths and writing a newspaper report based on 'This morning I met a whale'.

We have also celebrated science week, focusing on plants and in particular how plants transport water.

We are looking forward to the river trip next Friday too!













W/B 02/03/20


Another fun week in Seal class! We have been reading more of 'This morning I met a whale' in English and have continued learning about fractions, and particularly equivalent fractions in maths.

In geography, we have learnt about the source and route of the River Thames and in science have explored condensation.

World Book Day was celebrated on Thursday and we are looking forward to Sports Relief next Friday (wear sporty clothes and bring a small donation).

I look forward to seeing you at parents evenings as well.













W/B 24/02/20


We had a super impact day on Monday to start our new topic of 'Flow' with a day of Art and Music with a river and water theme.

We have been working on 'This morning I met a whale' by Michael Morpurgo in English and begun fractions in maths.

In Science, we observed evaporation and in Geography, have begun learning some river terms and about the River Thames.

The children are also enjoying their Lent challenge!

Look out for Friday's letter about the river trip- the more helpers the merrier for this one!














W/B 10/02/20


We had an amazing day on Wednesday at the New Barn Field Centre, taking part in a living history day-see photos below.

We have also written a non-chronological report about the Vikings, continued perimeter and area and devised and carried out our own investigation in science- 'How long do wax crayons take to melt?'

Don't forget to bring your instruments in on Monday 24th Feb and have a lovely half term!

Our day at The New Barn Centre with Saxon Dave

W/C 03/02/30

A brilliant week! We have learnt lots about Vikings in history and English, made and observed the states of matter of chocolate making rice crispy cakes in science and measured perimeter in maths. Today is NSPCC number day- thankyou for your donations.

Don't forget our trip next Wednesday, music will be taking place on another day after half term so we are not missing out-date tbc.

Look forward to seeing you all at the end of topic showcase next Friday (14th)












W/C 27/01/20

Another exciting week! We write independent stories based on 'The Last Viking', worked on measuring, comparing and converting length (mm,cm,m,km) in maths, used thermometers in our melting chocolate science investigation and learnt about King Alfred in history.












W/C 20/01/20


Another exciting week in Seal class! We have learnt about King Arthur- was he real or a legend?, continued to work on 'The Last Viking' story in English and in maths have finished our current block of multiplication and division.

This week in music, we learnt C and D on the brass instruments and had a long note competition!

We also recapped French numbers and sorted solids, liquids and gases in science.

Your child now has a reading record so please enjoy reading at home write in it and keep it safe!















W/C 13/01/20


We have enjoyed a great week researching the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, writing a setting description for a Viking story and working more on multiplication and division in Maths.

On Wednesday, we had our first Brass lesson- don't forget to bring your cornet, trumpet or trombone in on a Wednesday for the next 9 weeks.

If you want to practice at home, take a look at YouTube 'Dorset music service trumpet' or You Tube 'Dorset music service trombone' to learn how to put it together and hold it properly.


We also have a tennis coach in on Fridays so please remember PE kit!













W/C 07/01/20


We had a great day on Tuesday learning more about our school vision, in particular celebrating 'everyone and diversity.

On Wednesday, we kick-started the new topic with an impact day making shields, runestones name cards, banners and longships.














W/C 16/12/19

We enjoyed rehearsing and performing 'Children of the World.' We were also busy making Christmas cards and calendars for 2020. 

Our Bronze Age Beakers

W/C  Monday 9th December 2019  


This week the children have already been working hard learning their lines in preparation for the Christmas Show and later this week they will begin rehearsals in the hall.


On Tuesday they had a fantastic topic day of lessons linked to the Bronze Age. They have been learning how to make a Beaker Folk Pot out of clay and transferring their designs onto the clay using tools. The children also made bread and butter and they have been getting even more creative by weaving wonderful designs as well. It has been a very busy day! Photos to follow – watch this space!

W/C Monday 2nd December 2019


The children have done incredibly well this week and worked hard in class. In English and reading lessons this week they have been studying Gangsta Granny by David Walliams and writing letters to the author.  


They have concentrated carefully on their writing tasks and have now completed their Autumn term assessments.


Please can your child read as often as they can at home and keep practising their times tables so that they become confident and quick at recalling them?


We had a great time when Wessex FM came in to record 'sleeps till santa'.

Listen out on Monday 9th December for our wonderful singing!


Spellings for test on Friday 29th:












Also, it's non-uniform day this Friday 29th- please bring something for the school fair tombola.


Spellings: Week: 1.  Friday 8th November         

                                                       Year 3/4 Spelling Homework.

Each week the children in Year 3/4 will be given 10 spellings to learn. They will be tested on the following Friday.

Please learn the following ten spellings for a test on: Friday 15th November.

The spelling pattern (for the last 5 words on the list below) this week is the prefix re-.

1 Strength

2 Weight

3 Imagine

4 Interest

5 Exercise

6 Reappear

7 Remove

8 Rebuild

9 Rearrange

10 Rewrite


W/C Monday 4th November 2019.

We hope that you all had a lovely half term. Welcome back - what an exciting first week back it has been!


Our topic this half term is ‘Tribal Tales.’ The children will be learning about life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. They have created some fantastic fact files about the Stone Age this week.


The children have been enjoying hearing about the adventures that Ben has been having in Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. In their English lessons they have been learning to: draw inferences about characters, write in paragraphs, use time conjunctions and adverbials, as well as editing and to improving pieces of writing using purple pens.


In science lessons the children have started learning about ‘Light and Dark’. They have talked about different sources of light. Maybe they can tell you about five different sources of light that you have in your home?


We have 10 spellings that will be sent home for the children to learn for their spelling test on Friday 15th November.


On Monday 11th November it is Remembrance Day. We will have a Remembrance worship in school in the morning followed by a 2 minute silence at 11am.


Remember it is Children in Need Day on Friday 15th November.

Week: 6.  Monday 21st October

                                      Year 3/4 Spelling Homework.

Every Monday the children in Year 3/4 will be given 10 spellings to learn. They will be tested on the Friday of that week.

Please learn the following ten spellings for a test on: Thursday 24th October.

The spelling pattern (for the last 6 words on the list below) this week is the suffix –tion.


1 Naughty

2 Ordinary

3 Peculiar

4 Possible

5 Question

6 Adoration

7 Admiration

8 Celebration

9 Conversation

10 Imagination

W/C Monday 14th October 2019.


This week we have been working hard again.


In English, we read 'The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs'. Then, we used role-play to act as the Wolf and a Police Officer to discuss whether the Wolf was guilty or not guilty. We studied features of a newspaper report ready and wrote a report on the story.


In topic, we have been designing and drawing an ultimate predator!

We thought carefully about the features of predators that make them effective and we tried to include these in our designs.


In maths, we have been learning about addition and subtraction. The year 3 children have been focusing on adding and subtracting 1s, 10s and 100s and noticing patterns. The year 4 children have been adding and subtracting 1s, 10s, 100s, and 1000s and noticing patterns.



The sheet that will be sent home on Friday 18th October 2019 will be double-sided.

Year 3 have their spellings and 3x tables to learn.

Year 4 have their spellings and 6x tables to learn.


Please remember that it is our Topic Showcase next Thursday 24th October. We will welcome parents into school from 2:15pm to celebrate our learning this half term with you. 

Spelling List - LCWC (Look, Cover, Write, Check) sheet.

Week: 5.  Monday 14th October

                                      Year 3/4 Spelling Homework.

Every Monday the children in Year 3/4 will be given 10 spellings to learn. They will be tested on the Friday of that week.

Please learn the following ten spellings for a test on: Friday 18th October.

The spelling pattern (for the last 5 words on the list below) this week is the suffix –tion.

1 business,

2 certain,

3 decide,

4 consider,

5 important,

6 invention,

7 investigation,

8 injection,

9 creation,

 10 direction.

W/C Monday 7th October 2019

The children have been observing different birds of prey, learning about them and creating beautiful drawings and paintings of them this week in art lessons. We have lots of budding artists in our year 3 / 4 cohort!


It has been fascinating learning about frogs in our science lessons this week.

The children have been busy re-telling the story of Akimbo in English lessons and they have been showing off their writing talents using expanded noun phrases, dialogue and prepositions in their writing.


In maths the children have been continuing to work hard on place value and ordering numbers. The children have all been given their Mathletics log-ins now. Please can children use Mathletics to continue their maths learning out of school?


The children are using Accelerated Reader to support their reading. They have been selecting books from the library based on  the colours that they have been given. after completing some comprehension tasks on the computer. Please continue to read as much as you can and as often as you can at home.

Week: 4.  Monday 7th October

                                      Year 3/4 Spelling Homework.

Every Monday the children in Year 3/4 will be given 10 spellings to learn. They will be tested on the Friday of that week.

Please learn the following ten spellings for a test on: Friday 11th October.

The spelling pattern for the first 7 words this week is the suffix – able

1 comfortable

2 changeable

3 affordable

4 adorable

5 capable

6 believable

7 breathable

8 breath

9 breathe

10 believe

W/C Monday 30th September 2019.


It has been another busy week at St Andrew's this week! The children have been learning all about animal skeletons and muscles. They have been researching raptors, as well as drawing and learning about their food chains. In English lessons the children have been listening to The Akimbo Adventures and following the events in the story which has taken them into the heart of Africa, onto a nature reserve with the wild animals, and introduced them to range of different characters. 


The children have been learning about expanded noun phrases,  fronted adverbials and how to correctly punctuate speech in English lessons. In maths lessons they have been learning more about place value and ordering numbers. Please can all pupils keep learning their time tables! The quicker and more confident their recall of their multiplication facts - the easier other areas of maths will become over the following weeks.


The children are still enjoying their tag rugby workshops led by Project Touchline and they have been thinking about ways in which they can demonstrate our school values both on and off of the pitch. It has been wonderful to see their enthusiasm and eagerness to get out there in all weather conditions and work together as a team. 


The children have been working on various pieces of art work linked to their work with Project Touchline. We will be selecting pieces to go on display next Thursday - there is still time to do more at home! The children are working towards their awards: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. 


Remember: Next Thursday 10th October is #HelloYellow Day. Letters have been sent home and the letter is also posted on the 'Latest News' section of our website which can be located under the 'Parents' drop down tab. Children can wear something yellow with their uniform (or all yellow) that day! We will be talking about ways to try and stay positive and talk about the importance of being/staying mentally fit and well as well as being/staying physically fit and well. 

W/C Monday 23/09/19.

Topic, including English:

This week the children have been working  hard on their research skills in IT lessons to record information and fun facts about various predators that they have been interesting in finding out about. In English lessons they planned their own reports on these animals and they thought about the key features of non-chronological reports from last week's learning when they did this. Finally, the children have gone onto write their reports out in neat and have published these in their Cornerstones Topic Books. 


The children have been learning about fossils and are taking part in some science investigations this week to learn more about how water is transported around plants. Photos will be added next week!



The Y3 children have been learning how to + and - 1, 10, 100 from any number. 

The Y4 children have been learning how to + and - 1000 from any number. 

They have been placing numbers on number lines and reasoning why numbers go where they do.


Please can children keep learning their times tables so that they can quickly and confidently recall these facts. Children should know all of their times tables by the end of year 4. 


Project Touchline

The children have been doing really well in Project Touchline Lessons developing both rugby skills and skills in so many different areas at the same time. They have shown perseverance, trust, love and respect for one another in lessons. It has been wonderful seeing them cheer each other on and shake hands with each other in the games that they have played. Today there was a focus on ball skills and they have persevered to try and master some quite tricky challenges. Well done everyone!


Polite reminder:

Please make sure that your child brings in a waterproof coat everyday so that they do not get wet on the playground. 

Please make sure that your child brings in their full PE kit, including spare socks and outside footwear e.g. trainers (no studs) to enable them to take part fully in outdoor PE lessons. We go out in all weathers! 


Thank you!

Finally, the children have been wonderful ambassadors for our school this week and when Mr Andrew from Project Touchline led worship we were so impressed with their behaviour and listening skills that every child was awarded a starfish. There wasn't a single sound - the hall was in complete peace and quiet waiting for worship to begin today. 



Week: 3.  Monday 30th September

                                      Year 3/4 Spelling Homework.

Every Monday the children in Year 3/4 will be given 10 spellings to learn. They will be tested on the Friday of that week.

Please learn the following ten spellings for a test on: Friday 4th October.


The spelling pattern this week is the suffix: -ous.

1 dangerous

2 enormous

3 fabulous


5 famous 

6 various



9 busy

10  believe 


Week: 2.  Monday 23rd September

                                      Year 3/4 Spelling Homework.

Every Monday the children in Year 3/4 will be given 10 spellings to learn. They will be tested on the Friday of that week.

Please learn the following ten spellings for a test on: Friday 27th September

The spelling pattern this week is the suffix: -ly.

1 actual

2 actually

3 accidentally

4 occasionally

5 probably

6 simply

7 finally

8 completely

9 horribly

10 gently

Week: 1.  Monday 16th September

                                      Year 3/4 Spelling Homework.

Every Monday the children in Year 3/4 will be given 10 spellings to learn. They will be tested on the Friday of that week.

Please learn the following ten spellings for a test on: Friday 20th September

1) various

2) group

3) favourite

4) experience

5) different

6) bravely

7) nervously

8) happily

9) enjoyment

10) excitement

W/C Monday 16th September.

What an exciting week it has been! The children have been learning all about predators and prey this week. Ask them to talk to you about producers, consumers (including primary, secondary and tertiary), apex consumers and decomposers. The children thought about different diets that animals and humans have.  They also went onto learning more about the food chain and had fun creating chains deciding what eats what!

In English this week the children have been researching various insects including spiders! They have been learning about the key features found in information texts. They practised including these key features when they created a fact page all about spiders!

In maths this week the children have been focusing on 10s, 100s, and 1000s. They have been working hard and sharing what they notice about patterns.


The children continue to enjoy the Project Touchline Worship and lessons that they have been having. The children have also been drawing and painting pictures about the Christian values that they have been using in these lessons.


Well done to everyone who brought in their PE kits and a water bottle this week!

Remember to bring in a healthy snack (fruit or vegetables) for break time.

W/C 09/09/19

We have just finished our first whole week back in school after the summer holiday! We have been busy! This week we have been getting to know each other even better and developing friendships within our new class. In maths, we have spent time establishing basic expectations and explored how we handle the maths manipulatives that help us learn (such as dienes, cuisenaire and numicon). We used the resources to demonstrate our understanding of place value. In English we carried out our first assessed independent writing task using a video clip that was shared across the school. Some children had some very imaginative ideas to create their own stories. 


We are all taking part in the Daily Mile challenge - going out at least twice a week this term, building up to 3x a week in the Spring term until we are going out every day. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to take part and enjoy the fresh air and improve their well being by being outdoors. The children will have the opportunity to walk, jog or run it.

W/C Monday 8th July

The Native Americans enjoyed sharing stories so this week the children have been working hard drafting, editing and improving their own myths this week. They finished the week by reading these to each other.

We had all had an exciting morning on Tuesday when we visited our new classes. From September we will be mixed class of year 3/4, we will be in: Penguin, Dolphin or Seal Class from September.

Today we had a delicious opportunity to do some food tasting. It is also open after school today. Parents can pop in at 3pm with your children to taste the foods on offer!


In RWI spelling lessons this week we have been learning about the spelling pattern: - ture.  We will have a test on: Monday 15th July 2019.


W/C Monday 1st July  

This week the children have completed their wonderful weaving. Photos to follow soon! In English lessons they have been studying two myths, The Spider Woman and The Boy Who Caught the Sun.  The children went onto plan their own myths.

In maths we have been doing some investigations and collecting data. We then put the data into graphs and wrote about what the data showed us.

Please keep practising your year 3/ 4 words.


Home Learning - set Friday 28th June.

W/C Monday 24th June 2019


Topic Work:

We have finished our wonderful Dreamcatchers. Please look at the gallery below to see our creations. 



This week we have been predicting what will happen next to Omri and Little Bull in the story, 'The Indian in the Cupboard.' We have been learning about characters' feelings in our Teaching of Reading book: 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.



We are working hard on learning our times tables. We need to keep practising our 3x, 4x and 8x tables. Well done to everyone who has been persevering with these! We have been using Mathletics as much as possible this week and lots of children are improving their scores. Congratulations to all of the children who have won certificates. 


we have been learning about electricity and making circuits in our science lessons this week. We used lightbulbs and buzzers to make our circuits more interesting! 


Sports Day (next week)

Next week will be Sports Day afternoon for LKS2 on Tuesday 3rd July.  We hope to see you there!

Please ensure that all children bring in a named sun hat, a named water bottle, their PE kits with appropriate footwear (plimsoles/ trainers and a spare pair of socks) into school on Tuesday. Also, it might be a good idea to bring some sun-cream  (named) for Sports Day if it is hot!





Road Trip USA! Our Topic Showcase will be on Friday 19th July, 2:30pm.

Homework this week... Set: Friday 21st June 2019.

1) We are sending home a maths sheet: 'Multiplying a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number' today for the children to work through. 

2) Children still need to practise their times tables, especially 3x, 4x and 8x, so that they are more confident at recalling these multiplication facts. 

3) Please use Mathletics as much as you can - it is set so that the children need work through questions on time before working on other areas of maths.


Spelling Homework.

This week the children have been learning about the spelling rule/pattern: Adding the suffix –ous.

Please learn to spell the following words for the Speed Spell test on Monday.

  1. Famous
  2. Enormous
  3. Fabulous
  4. Nervous
  5. Generous

Next week is Mathletics Week! 

W/C Monday 17th June 2019.


This week we have been working hard on our topic 'Road Trip USA!'


We have been studying Native American artwork and we have been practising how to add texture and tone to our sketches by using different shading techniques and adding further line detail. 



We have been learning more about the Iroquois people.We have been learning about the longhouses that they lived in. 



In science lessons we are learning about electricity and circuits this week. 



We have been solving word problems in maths lessons this week. We have been thinking about our learning and about what we needed to do to solve the problems. We are going to be doing more work on multiplication later in the week.


In our English lessons we have been planning and writing our diary entries in role as Omri, from our class story, 'The Indian in the cupboard.'

W/C 10th June 2019


This week was the first week of our new topic, ‘Road Trip USA!’


We started with a memorable experience visiting and naming the different states of America. We started locating the states on a map and thinking about where each one is.



We were learning about the native people of America, the Iroquois. We looked at pictures of the longhouses that they lived in and started to draw pictures of these from our observations.



We started doing further research into the Native Americans and we recorded this in our topic books using headings and sub-headings.



We have been learning to add and subtract using efficient methods, the formal column methods for both.

Vision Week...

 Tuesday 4th June - Friday 7th June 2019 was Vision Week in our school.

Year 3 and Year 4 were learning about the part of our vision that includes 'making a difference for everyone.' 

To celebrate our learning we created a Year 3 display of work linked to our School Vision: 'Make a difference for good; with each other; for everyone; in our community.'


Some of our learning activities included:

Thinking about what the term 'everyone' means.


-  Thinking about how our school vision links to the Bible and Jesus's teaching. 


- Learning about the Baha'i Religion from Debbie, a special guest visitor.

- Thinking about the values that are important to use and asked friends which values they saw in us that we demonstrate.

- The children enjoyed learning about the different temples, virtues and beliefs.

- There were many similarities and links to the Christian religion and to our school vision to 'make a difference for everyone.'

- We did lots of colourful drawings to celebrate differences - we are all different but live in the same world. 


- Designing artwork based on our school vision - ideas from the children's designs will be used to create the canvases in the school entrance.


- Designing artwork based on our school values - ideas from the children's designs will be used to create the canvases in the school entrance. 


- Painting pebbles linked to our school vision and values.

Vision Week #makeadifference for everyone.

This term's topic is 'Road Trip USA'.


We will be learning all about the USA, the different states and the Indian Tribes.


Our class book is 'The Indian in the Cupboard' and we will be finding out about the native American Iroquois tribe.

W/C Monday 29th May


What an exciting week we've had! 


Our Tooth experiment is still in our classroom and we have been looking carefully at consequences of drinking sugary drinks.


This week we have been exploring the digestive system in animals. We looked carefully at some real organs and learn about the job of each of the main parts of the digestive system. 


We have drawn the human digestive system onto t-shirts and thought about the role and function of the digestive system when we eat and drink things. 


Our English work this week has been based on the amazing story of the Demon Dentist by David Walliams.

We wrote a letter to PC Plank to persuade him to go and arrest Miss Root. Miss Root's behaviour had to be stopped and we felt strongly that PC Plank needed to do something about the situation!


In our maths lessons we have been learning about telling the time. We have been telling the time to the nearest minute.and converting time from analogue to digital.


We have thought about our daily routines and when we do things using am and pm.   


We have been learning about Friendship in worship and thinking about how we can be the best friends that we can be.

W/C Monday 1st April 2019


What a wonderful week we have had!


Talent Show.

Well done to Seal Class and to Dolphin Class who won the Talent Show last week!

All of the classes performed brilliantly. Every single pupil in Seal, Penguin, Dolphin and Whale classes were a credit to themselves, their class and to their teachers. We all enjoyed watching you share your singing and dancing skills. 


Easter Experience.

The children took part in an RE lesson in the church on Wednesday where they learnt all about the Easter story through a range of activities in the church to give them a real 'Easter Experience'. Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers at St. Andrew's Church who ran this event and taught the children so much. 


Easter Egg Hunt. 

Today, Friday, the children have been on an Easter Egg Hunt and have won various goodies after finding ten hidden eggs around the school building.  We hope that they enjoy their treats. 


Playlist Topic Showcase Afternoon. 

Thank you to all of the families who came along and supported our Playlist Topic Showcase afternoon. 

The children all sang their talent show song entries and shared their Playlist Topic books that were filled with all their learning from this term. Some of their learning has included:

- Music-inspired artwork that they created after studying work by Kandinksy and Klee. 

- Science work on 'Sound' and the science behind how we hear things. 

- Leaflets about their favourite singers and pop stars.

- English work on 'The Bear and the Piano' as well as many more lessons...


We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter Holiday. 

From the Year 3/4 Pod smiley





W/C Monday 25th March 2019

On Monday Year 3 & 4 started thinking about their favourite popstars or pop groups. Then they did some further research in their IT lessons and made notes so that they could spend the rest of the week planning and drafting their own information leaflets on their favourite musicians.

Then, on Tuesday afternoon Year 3 went over to Dorchester for their swimming lessons. We are all impressed at how they are trying their best, showing perseverance and improving each week.


On Wednesday afternoon we all had a wonderful time throughout the school. We all mixed classes to decorate crosses for an RE project being run by local churches. The children were kind and caring to one another and helped each other and shared resources. It was a lovely afternoon filled with creativity and friendship between the classes.


This week Year 3 Seal Class have been making special Mothering Sunday Cards. 


Finally, on Friday the Year 3 & 4 Pod are looking forward to the eagerly anticipated Talent Show that is taking place at 10am! The children have been creating their own class songs with their own individual lyrics to perform to the lucky Orca Class! The children have all worked hard on this and we’ll have to wait and see which class will become the lucky winners of this competition.


After school the children will be having a fantastic disco kindly arranged by our school’s PTA. We are all very grateful to the volunteers who put so much time and effort into providing wonderful opportunities for the children in our school.

Enjoy your weekend!


Next Week:

  • Wednesday afternoon - ‘The Easter Experience’ at St Andrew’s Church - Please ensure your child brings a named water bottle to take with them.
  • Friday 2pm – Topic Showcase - a chance for you to come in and see what your child has been learning about this half term.

Our topic is: Playlist.



The children will be learning about different styles of music, creating music-inspired art (after studying the abstract work by Klee and Kandinsky).


In science they will be learning about sound - how it is made and how people hear.


The children will also study the story, ‘The Bear and the Piano’ and they will learn more about narrative from this text. 


In English and topic lessons the children will go onto studying song song lyrics as well as practising their year 3/4 spellings and grammar skills.


The next topic showcase will be on Friday 5th April from 2pm.

Optional Home Learning